Why you'd want to live in Red Lion
Red Lion, Pennsylvania, in York county, is 18 miles SW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 40 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland. It is part of the surrounding York metro area, the town is not isolated. Red Lion History The area was first settled in 1852. The community was named after the Red Lion Tavern, which was one of the first pubs to be established in the area. At one point, various brands of cigar were manufactured in Red Lion. The town was also famous for its furniture industry. For more than 100 years, Red Lion had several factories producing ornate hand-crafted furniture. Over the last 40 years, the economy's focus has shifted towards retail stores and kitchen cabinet production. During the early 1900s, Red Lion served as a major stop along the now-defunct Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad.